Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

Chronicle of November 2005


2.11.2005: Sheryl Wüst and Amra Charakvarti from the Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) come to advise us on the preparation for the accreditation of Blessed Gérard's Hospice by COHSASA.

3.11.2005: Clare Kalkwarf attends the CATHCA Board of Management Meeting at Johannesburg.


3.11.2005: A standby generator is delivered to safeguard the power supply to Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.

8.11.2005: Father Gérard and Clare Kalkwarf attend the Management Meeting of the Hospice Association of kwaZulu/Natal (HAKZN) in Durban.

8.11. - 3.12.2005: Sr. Johanna Stadler comes back in South Africa to volunteer at Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.


9.11.2005: Susanne Stauffer symbolically hands over the donations she had collected for us, when she was at home in Ebnath/Germany.

10.11.2005: Executive Council Meeting.


10.11.2005: Our active member Rev. Father Vitus Sipho Ncube of Eshowe dies.


13.11.2005: Rev Deacon Thomas Müller baptises Zandile at Blessed Gérard's Church.


16.11.2005: The standby generator for Blessed Gérard's Care Centre is finally installed and commissioned.


16.11.2005: S'fundo's grandmother is found and takes him home after he came to us on 3.9.2005.


16.11.2005: Staff meeting of all the staff at Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.

17. - 19.11.2005: Sr. Elizabeth Coetzer and Sr. Sheilagh Schröder attend CRS nurses training.


17.11.2005: Blessed Gérard's Care Centre was donated the stations of the cross, which used to be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mangete.


19.11.2005: Funeral Mass for our active member Rev. Father Vitus Sipho Ncube in Eshowe and funeral in Emoyeni.


20.11.2005: Children from Blessed Gérard's Children's Home visit the fun fare at Mandini.

23.11.2005: Dedicated Members' Meeting.


24. - 27.11.2005: Clare Kalkwarf and Sr. Elizabeth Coetzer attend "a Conference to celebrate our successes in the Church’s ARV treatment programme" at Bronkhorstspruit.


25.11.2005: The Children of Blessed Gérard's Children's Home attending the Kindergarten in Mandini celebrate their "graduation" to primary school. Hope and Jade are amongst the "graduates".


26. - 29.11.2005: The Executive President of Malteser Hilfsdienst, our member Johannes Freiherr Heereman, the Diocesan Manager of Malteser Hilfsdienst Munich and Freising, Mr. Friedrich and the Diocesan Manager of Malteser Hilfsdienst Berlin Mr Maes visit Blessed Gérard's Care Centre. Baron Heereman and our new member Mr. Friedrich received their members' medal.


27.11.2005: Our Spiritual Supporter Member and newly ordained priest Father Alois Sipho Zikhali O.F.M. comes back to his home parish in Mangete for a festive Holy Mass. Father Gérard preaches the homily.


29.11.2005: Blessed Gérard's Pre-Primary School & Crèche celebrate their year-end-party and "graduation".


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